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The modern languages and literatures department at Trinity provides a wide range of activities, experiences, and opportunities for students to expand and build upon the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom. On-campus clubs and honor societies are complemented by off-campus internships and experiential learning initiatives.
The Chinese Culture Club is one of the largest organizations on campus. Boasting more than100 members, the club prides itself on the many ethnic events it holds each year, including the Autumn Moon Festival and the Lunar New Year. Club members do everything from eating dim sum to participating in festivals. The Chinese Culture Club enjoys bringing many of China's and other Asian countries' traditions and celebrations to the Trinity campus for students to experience.
The German Club offers students a fun and friendly atmosphere to practice speaking German and to join in cultural events on campus and in the broader San Antonio community. People at all levels of German-speaking ability meet regularly for coffee, snacks, and conversation Additionally, the German Club participates in many other campus activities such as international celebrations, environmental initiatives, and arts programs.
¡Venga! is a student club whose main goal is to provide an informal and supportive environment in which students feel comfortable practicing conversational Spanish. It also connects students to the cultural activities on campus by encouraging attendance at MAS programs and initiating opportunities for members to engage with San Antonio's dynamic culture.
The Trinity University Russian Club is a student organization open to anyone with an interest in Russia. It helps to organize lectures, film showings, conversation tables, and social events.
The National German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha, seeks to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship. The Society promotes the study of the German language, literature, and civilization and emphasizes those aspects of German life and culture that are of universal value and contribute to the eternal search for peace and truth. Contact professorheather.sullivan [at] trinity.edu ( Heather Sullivan) for further information.
Pi Delta Phi is the French National Honor Society for undergraduate and graduate students at accredited public and private colleges and universities in the United States. The society recognizes outstanding scholarship in the French language an literatures, increases student's knowledge and appreciation of the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world, and stimulates and encourages French cultural activities. Contact professornina.ekstein [at] trinity.edu ( Nina Ekstein) for further information.
Sigma Delta Pi is the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. The Society's purposes are: to honor those who attain excellence in the language literature, and culture of Spanish-speaking peoples; To honor Hispanic's contributions to modern culture better; to encourage a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture; to foster friendly relations and mutual respect between Hispanic-speaking and English-speaking nations; and to serve its membership in ways that will contribute to the attainment of the goals and ideals of the society. Contact professor rblancoc [at] trinity.edu (Rosana Blanco-Cano) for further information.
Internships, often in conjunction with study abroad opportunities, allow students to immerse themselves in the language of their choosing and get real-world experience using their language skills.